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would have a merlot, and obama would chew nicorette. >> you point outside in the book somehow when they took the official photo, both of those vanished. >> yes. they had iced tea there for obama. of course, boehner had his seg represent, and they put the cigarette in the ashtray away for the picture, but they have not closed the deal on the personal relations, and that's a shame. i think if somebody, instead of sponsoring your breakfast and all, sponsor a weekly dinner between obama and boehner and everyone would agree to pay for it and let them just talk and get to know each other and see, you know, it's -- >> how much -- >> oh, that's right. what do you think? >> i think that's a great idea. [inaudible] a special room. >> i'm not sure -- [inaudible] >> yeah, okay, but, well, you know, but, i, you know, personal relationships, when john was the fbi spokensman, he was not helpful, but you could talk to him, get him on the phone, and if you had a good story, he'd confirm it by laughing, a deep laugh meant you were on the right track. no laughter meant no. [laughter] >> now, it looks
>> according to a group of open government advocates, the obama administration's efforts and government transparency are mixed. the sunlight foundation held a forum on whether president obama lifted to his pledge to have the most open government in american history. this discussion is 90 minutes. >> good morning. welcome to the kayseri committee and transparency event on transparency in the obama presidency. i am daniel schuman with the sunlight foundation. welcome. there are many meanings of transparency. i'm not going to get into all of them today, but i'm sure there will be many different aspects. their widely divergent opinions on the successes of the obama administration and i hope to explore some of those today. president obama made a number of promises when he was running for president. a number are still available on change.gov. during the course of the administration, new issues came up. everything from campaign finance disclosure to dealing with the lawsuit and others on visitors logs. there's been a lot of changes during the course of the administration. what i
of my colleagues on the republican side have been trying to deny law of war detention to the obama administration, and they have openly said this. if you allow this to happen, president obama is going to put you in jail because of political dissent. there are people on my side who are afraid of law of war detention being in barack obama's hand because they think -- they hate him so much, they think that he is going to use a provision to protect us against an al qaeda attack to put them in jail because they disagree with his agenda. and it gets worse. i want you to know this. there has been a statement in our conference that habeas corpus reviewed by an independent judiciary for the intelligence community, the military would have to prove in court by a preponderance of the evidence that the person in question has, in fact, engaged in hostilities against the united states by helping the taliban or al qaeda, that's a requirement of the government. they have to prove that to the judge. that's not really a check on government power because the judge could be an obama appointee. as much
with the sort of president obama. he wants to determine nate the procedure allowing members to filibuster a motion to proceed. he wants to force the so-called talking filibuster, but he wants to do so in the way he wants to do so he would have to break the rules to change the rules. we would use the so-called nuclear option, which we've been discussing, when the majority leaders forces a change to the rules with the majority vote. putting the substance of the changes talked about inside, it's important to note that the senate's rules have never been changed while following the rules and following the -- without following the regular order, without following the rules. there have been changes to precedent and the interpretation of the rules using the nuclear option with the simple majority if not changed without looking at the regular order. back in 1979, senate ma yourty leader at the time did use a version of the nuclear option to change the debate, the nature of the debate when debating executive nominations, but that was aƱ&r change in precedent. it's never happened that the senate ch
president obama on tv a month or so before election seen he wasn't concerned about the deficit. i have a question to ask that i've been wondering. to solve these people on medicaid that obama put on medicaid, does that come out of the medicare program? >> guest: yes it does. it certainly does. part of the reason i like the right purpose on medicaid, essentially to broccoli and the program to the states -- this is not a cut in spending come up with in the future increases to population growth and inflation, something like that. we found the states do exactly what we did welfare in 1990s. most people on both sides argue well. the great thing about paul's proposal as it's not new stuff. a lot of it has to do is another context. what's new is he at the political courage and skill to put in a package you could pass out. >> host: the geo-plan is to create a fiscal crisis of them privatize social security and medicare. just go absolutely not true. looks great in the fiscal crisis is not done with medicare and social security right now. our aim is to say those programs and expand for future ge
by president obama, the congress for the american recovery and reinvestment act which provided funding to begin many of the capitol projects it had been able, to two years of inadequate federal funding, and it is clear that the investments made in amtrak are supported by the traveling public. fiscal year 2012 amtrak achieve the highest ridership levels in history. that is major news, major. more than 31 million passengers took amtrak this fiscal year and the service appears poised to continue to grow. against this record, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle believe amtrak needs to get back on track as the title of this hearing suggests, only because they have once again in doing all they can do to try to get rail to service. in fact republican presidential platform called explicitly for amtrak's elimination. fortunately, that misguided platform was resoundingly rejected by the american people who have instead supported the president's goal to move forward by implementing policies that would expand investments in our nation and support our community economic recovery. so this company ca
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